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Executive Meeting Manager

Benefits - health, life, 401K

Posted June 28, 2022

Courtyard/Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Convention Center
Kansas City, MO
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Exciting opportunity to sell events & meetings on an experienced hotel sales team!

About This Job

 We are looking for a candidate that wants an opportunity to both sell and service groups.

This position is responsible for direct sales for the hotel through limited outside calls, numerous prospecting calls and closing incoming inquiries. Maintain key catering accounts while finding new business for the hotel.  Targets/prospects small groups and catering only business.

Essential Job Functions:

-   Make effective sales calls using the brand and company sales processes.

-   Prospects and acquires new business with a heavy focus on catering opportunities

-   Maintains orderly sales files and maintains detailed notes in sales system on all correspondence with clients.

 -   Maintains group information and GRC in sales system.

-    Assist with follow-up on rooming lists, direct bill, and other logistical requirements for previously booked business.     Enters rooming lists for groups.

-   Services all groups while in-house

-  Coordinates catering, conference service activities and client specifications to deliver smooth execution of meetings and events.

 -  Coordinates flow of information with departments for groups through BEOs and Group Resumes.

-   Flexible schedule to assist with meetings and banquet functions

Necessary Skills and Attributes:

Excellent verbal, comprehension, listening and problem-solving skills

Interpersonal and time management skills

Direct sales skills

Guest relation skills

Formal Education:

-   BA or BS in Marketing Administration (preferred)

Certified Hospitality Sales Professional (preferred)

Experience:

A year of Sales experience preferred.  An intimate working knowledge of market qualification, the selling process, trace management and time management skills.

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About this Employer

Courtyard/Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Convention Center

1535 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108

(816) 221-7400

Courtyard by Marriott

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mciks-courtyard-kansas-city-downtown-convention-center/

As the only hotel on the free KC Streetcar line, we make it easy to explore the sights and sounds of the city with ease and convenience. We are also walking distance from Sprint Center, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City Convention Center and the Crossroads Arts District, perfect for pursuing work and play. Following an exciting day, make yourself at home in our contemporary accommodations. With moveable work desks, free Wi-Fi and plush bedding, we make unwinding during downtime effortless. In the morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast sandwich and your favorite Starbucks® beverage at The Bistro, then return in the evening for dinner and drinks. Make productivity a priority when you reserve one of our modern meeting rooms, or dedicate some time to yourself in our indoor lap pool or fitness center. No matter what inspires your stay in the city, make it a success at Courtyard Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center.

Residence Inn by Marriott

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcisr-residence-inn-kansas-city-downtown-convention-center/

Designed with short and extended stays in mind, our hotel is perfect for corporate travelers attending events at Kansas City Convention Center, just steps away, or catching a concert at nearby Sprint Center. The Kansas City Power & Light District is also less than a mile away, home to a variety of popular shopping, drinking and dining spots. After exploring the local area, return to the comforts of home in our modern suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. Our accommodations feature full-size kitchens, complimentary grocery shopping service and free Wi-Fi so you'll have everything you need to maintain your everyday routines. In the morning, grab a bite at our free breakfast buffet, then burn off some calories in our fitness center. We also offer an indoor pool so you can swim some laps whenever you please. Reimagine your time on the road at Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center.